In a weekend of tributes and minutes of silence for the dying of Diego Armando Maradona, a footballer confirmed her dissatisfaction in honoring a legend within the sport who he was something however exemplary off the sector. The abuse and rape accusations that shook the tumultuous life overshadowed a legendary determine, one thing that for Paula Dapena outweighs his significance as a participant.
For that reason, within the match between Deportivo Abanca and Viajes Interrías FF during which she performs, she sat on the bottom along with her again turned whereas her teammates noticed the respectful minute of silence.
“I absolutely reaffirm having carried out it and I’d repeat it a thousand instances extra”, stated the 24-year-old soccer participant in ‘El Partidazo de Cope’. It was a private determination, though she did warn within the dressing room that she was not going to take part. “My colleagues didn’t count on it and so they even discovered it humorous, as a result of they didn’t know tips on how to react,” he admits, though none of them reproached him for what he was doing.
📻 Paula Dapena, the participant who refused to honor Maradona, in @partidazocope
👎 “I’ve acquired threats from all social networks”
🤔 “I reaffirm myself having carried out it and I’d repeat it”https://t.co/30wvbfDOWJ
– The Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 1, 2020
Steadfast in her concepts, Dapena is already struggling the implications. Along with being referred to as by many media (she estimates that solely on Monday she gave between 20 and 30 interviews), she additionally has acquired many messages on social media, a few of them severe and with doable felony indicators.
“My colleagues are supporting and defending me on social networks from the threats which are coming, even to them. By way of instagram, twitter, fb … threats of all types are reaching me,” she confesses, and relates a few of them particularly : “From ‘I will discover the deal with of your home and I will break your legs’ to ‘I will ship three black males to rape you’ or dying threats. “
Dapena explains that Maradona’s life doesn’t deserve his minute of silence. “I consider that the particular person is what he’s outdoors as on the sector. It can’t be separated. Sadly, the issues that they do outdoors the sector stain the sporting profession of the gamers. On this case, it couldn’t be much less. The particular person is identical. For me, an athlete will need to have values and ideas earlier than assessing their clear soccer abilities, that are clearly spectacular and can’t be denied, “he argues, and offers episodes of Maradona as examples, reminiscent of the pictures hitting his ex-wife, in images with bare minors …” And the drug challenge is left apart, as a result of on this In case he’s hurting himself, “he assures.” He isn’t the primary participant to fall, nor will he be the final, however that doesn’t defend these different acts he has had, “he insists.